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Health, Disease and Exercise G (8365.2)

Level: Graduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science


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The aim of this unit is to enable an understanding the relationships between physical activity, sedentary behaviours and lifestyle related diseases. Physical activities role in chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes mellitus, renal disease, dementia and cancers. Students must display competency in practical skills related to health assessments. Students are also provided the opportunity to critique a related research paper of their own choosing and communicate the findings to a wider audience.

This unit will be co-taught with unit 8340 Health, Disease and Exercise.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Explain exercise interventions as they relate to the prevention and treatment of chronic health conditions;

2. Make judgements regarding the efficacy of physical activity interventions for health;

3. Display competency in the practical skills associated with basic health assessments; and

4. Critique and communicate scientific literature in the area across different mediums.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

4 hours per week.





Assumed Knowledge

ACT: Chemistry (T) or Physics (T) major and Biology (T), and Mathematics (T). NSW: 2u Chemistry or 2u Physics and 2u Mathematics, 2u Biology.

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